Contest of architecture & design projects of young architects aimed at transforming the four signature locations of LETI campus

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The Contest is dedicated to the 135th anniversary of LETI, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University

Historical buildings of LETI make the postcard views of St. Petersburg, and its campus on the Apothecary island is the popular site for numerous films and TV series about life and events in St. Petersburg – Petrograd – Leningrad.

Today the 135-year old Magical Electrotechnical develops new education projects and university research of the XXI century, LETI seeks new solutions for organizing its academic spaces.

LETI invites students and young professionals under 35 years old to take part in the Contest LETI: FUTURE ACADEMIC SPACES.

Contest timeline


March 2021
Contest Start


April/May 2021
Virtual Exposition


June, 24


September 2021
Exhibition of Finalists


October, 13
Final Event

Contest sites and nominations

Inner yard of Building D with passageways.

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Central area between Buildings 3, 5 , 7 and façade of the future building.

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Lobby of Building 5 with 3 lounges connected by parallel corridors.

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Entrance and hospitality space including Signage and the Cube

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Projects, which caught the attention of jury members, see their personal remarks.

Пекка Хелин

Pekka Helin

Architect SAFA. Design Partner, Founder & Chairman, Helin & Co Architects


Finalists for Contest to Transform LETI Spaces Announced

A jury of the contest "LETI - Future Academic Spaces" presented twenty projects, which will compete for the right to be implemented in the university…


Pekka Helin: Enthusiasm, Passion, Understanding

Pekka Helin, a member of the jury of the contest to transform LETI's spaces, spoke about the role of tradition and innovation in architecture and his student projects…


Design that Wins: How a Space Can Become the Place

Ruud Reutelingsperger, a member of the Jury in the Contest "LETI – Future Academic Spaces," shares his opinion about the winning design for public spaces, St. Petersburg development, and story-telling places…


Young architects to renovate LETI

The anniversary year at LETI has been opened with a large-scale project started by the international office of our university…

16.04.2021 | © "Elektrik" Newspaper

GASU Invades LETI and Measures it

On April 9 more than 100 students from St. Petersburg University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (GASU) visited the LETI campus. They came to see the sites of the International Contest "LETI: Future Academic Spaces"… On April 9 more than 100 students from St. Petersburg University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (GASU) visited the LETI campus.…


Pascale Leistra: Message to LETI

In an interview, Dutch architect Pascale Leistra talks about approaches to campus development in the Netherlands and around the globe and how ETU “LETI” can use it to reinvent its public and learning spaces…



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